Jordan Graye

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Jordan Graye
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Personal information
Full name Jordan Cameron Graye
Date of birth (1987-06-15) June 15, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 14
Youth career
2001–2004 D.C. United
2003 IMG Soccer Academy
2005–2009 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cary RailHawks U23's 9 (0)
2010 D.C. United 24 (0)
2011 Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2012–2014 Carolina RailHawks 39 (1)
2015- Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 (0)
National team
2003 United States U17 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2014.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 15, 2012

Jordan Cameron Graye (born June 15, 1987) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.



Born in Washington, D.C.,[citation needed] Graye attended DeMatha Catholic High School,[citation needed] played club soccer for Reston FC, and played for the D.C. United Academy's U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-20 teams, and helped the U-14 squad win the Super Y-League National Title in 2001, qualifying for the national championships on three total occasions.[citation needed] He subsequently played five years of college soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, redshirting his second year in 2006.[citation needed]

During his college years Graye also played for the Cary RailHawks U23's in the USL Premier Development League.[1]


Graye was drafted in the fourth round (55th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.[2] He made his professional debut on April 28, 2010 in a US Open Cup game against FC Dallas,[3] and made his MLS debut a couple of days later on May 1 in a game against the New York Red Bulls.[4]

On November 24, 2010, Graye was selected by expansion side Portland Timbers in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft.[5] Portland subsequently traded Graye to Houston Dynamo on December 13, 2010 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.[6]

On June 29, 2011, the Dynamo announced that Graye had been waived.

On March 4, 2012, Graye appeared as a trialist for Carolina RailHawks, seeing action in the second half of a preseason friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps.

On September 14, 2012 It was announced that Graye had signed with the Carolina RailHawks for the remainder of the NASL season and playoffs.[7] Graye appeared in two regular season and one playoff game for the Railhawks.


Graye has also been with the U.S. National Team at the U-16 and U-17 levels. He spent 2003 at the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program and was a member of the U-16 side in 2002.


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